Belt for Men (Ifugao)

Made from identical lengths of local fabric, which are sewn together on the narrow sides at the bottom and up to half the height (as far as the pattern extends) on the long sides, so that a bag is created.

The upper, white ends of the lengths of fabric are gathered and sewn under a tightly twisted brass spiral (L .: 10.5cm), the turns of which are slightly smaller from both sides towards the middle (widest point outside: 3.5cm; narrowest inside: 2nd , 5cm). A brass ring (D.:12cm) runs through the upper part of this brass spiral as a carrying device. At the bottom of the bag there are two-strand twisted fringes (length: 41cm) made from the warp threads. The side seams of the patterned panel parts on the front and back are overstitched in yellow and red. The upper white fabric is made of plain weave, the lower one with colored entries in blue (wide) and red (narrow) patterned. The Ifugao carry the bag by pulling it behind the tightly tied loincloth to the point where the brass spiral comes over the cloth; The brass spiral and support ring fold down over the cloth. This bag is the men's hip bag in which tools and personal items are transported. It is made in two sizes: the larger is the pinuhha, the smaller the amba'yong (Vanoverbergh, 1929: 202, Fig. 8; Lamprecht 1958: 17ff, Fig. XVIII; here also a detailed weaving instruction.)

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